9 percent rise in applications to UK universities from South India students
A 9% increase in the number of applications received from students of South India to study in the United Kingdom has been witnessed in recent time. The number of applications from South India which were stagnant 2 years back, grew by 9% last year. The major number of applications were processed from five states -- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
The main reason for this is that quality of students applying to United Kingdom universities has improved along with the constant increase in visit visas issued to Indians. According to a press release, for the year ending March 2017, 4.14 lakhs visitor visas were issued, of which 11,700 comprise student visas and 5,000 short term study visas.